Have you thought about subscribing to one of the many sample beauty boxes out there? I really do enjoy getting to try different things that I might not otherwise find out about, or getting a sample without risking buying a whole box of one product. Today, I have the May boxes of 4 different sub boxes, so you can get a sense of what's out there!
Beauty Box 5
Though I usually like what I get from BB5, this month was kinda meh for me. Here's what we got in the box:
I'd already received a Harvey Prince Hello sample in another box. While I usually love citrus scents, this one just smells like turpentine on me. Personal chemistry fail.
I like H2O Plus products, and I'm looking forward to trying this cleansing gel, but I have a ton of these open, and I just want to finish something up.
The Ban cloths are just not that interesting to me. I have cleansing cloths for removing my makeup, etc. If I want to, I can put them in the fridge or freezer for a cooling sensation.
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Ipsy has become my favorite subscription. There's always something fun and things I want to try in my Ipsy bag, though I haven't really used anything from this month's bag yet.
Right after I saw a tutorial about using charged water on your liquid foundation brush to ease application and prevent the brush from absorbing too much foundation, we get this Thermal Spring Water sample from Avene. I'll use it when I go visit my family, because it's perfect travel-size.
I'm a new fan of masques, so I'm looking forward to trying the honey masque. I've tried clay and grapeseed, and mud, but honey is a new one!
I'm terrible when it comes to adding sunscreen, but I spend most of my time indoors, anyway. Houses make excellent sunscreen. This would probably be a great sunscreen to mix in with a foundation that is a little too dark, as the white pigment would probably lighten it.
The makeup in this bag is really light, too. The Pacifica duo is almost too light, but I am a sucker for duochrome/shimmer shadows, and I know this will be great layered over a darker shadow, too.
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The Lifestyle Extra is usually kinda neat - something I wouldn't necessarily pick up for myself, but a nice pampering treat. This month's candle is nice. I might make up a little romantic gift bag with it.
Supergoop is in almost every subbox and sample bag I get these days! I like it, so I won't complain, though. It's probably the best facial sunscreen I've tried in terms of texture and absence of that 'sunscreen scent'. Seems to work, though I haven't spent a long day outside in a while.
I love getting lippies in sub boxes. This Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm is a great color, and washes out to a tint on the lips.
My oily skin loves serums. Lots of great stuff in this Marcelle Power Serum without being too hydrating or emollient.
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This is a new box to me. I won it from a giveaway hosted by Phyrra! You know if Phyrra likes it, it's going to be colorful and cruelty-free.
I absolutely love this lippie from Aromi. What a great color!
The C15 Super Booster from Paula's Choice is something I've been wanting to try. I love her products. The Booster tingled a little when I rubbed it into my hand, so I'm going to use a little less when I try it on my face.
The hand cream from Deep Steep has a very light fragrance, and a nice texture. I have a lot of hand creams, but this one is a welcome addition.
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Long post, but I hope it gave you a good sense of what you can expect from some of these subscription boxes! Do you subscribe to one or more? What's your fave?